Old Apr 30, 18, 4:46 pm
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yeunganson
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
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Originally Posted by MSPeconomist View Post
Does anyone know how the combined program is going to compensate hotels for award nights? SPG had a formula that greatly increased the payment when the hotel was (almost) full, so that hotels weren't terribly unwilling to give available standard rooms as award nights. I don't know what Marriott's policy has been on this, but I suspect it's different.....or maybe the MR program is just less willing to pay significant amounts of cash to hotels for our free nights, so that the capacity controls are imposed at the corporate level rather than by individual hotels.
Oh yeah. I remember reading that epic court document detailing how SPG compensates hotels. When hotel is full, SPG pays the average rate (that is total room rate of all rooms of full hotel / number of rooms) for the room that's how that guarantee last room availability is so solid..
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